Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 24-4-2014: The Fall Of Troy

Oh, well, that’s handy to remember.

The simple fact that clicking the Help item on the Menu bar comes in handy … !

You’ve possibly worked out I’ve got a Mac, haven’t you … ?

Something of an aging one, but fine all the same.

Well, I’ve ALSO got a battery powered mouse connected, by Bluetooth.

That’s using a bad batch of batteries, that means it occasionally drops the signal.

I’m thankful I thought of hitting the ‘Help’ item: I found that I can use a key combination — ctrl, fn and F8, in this case — to give me keyboard access to the Menu bar items: the items on the left hand end of the Menubar*, so you know.

It means I can navigate around those items using the Cursor keys: then go to the Bluetooth item, and reconnect the mouse.

Yeah … Handy idea, using the Help button … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† and Mr Strict‡ putting in their answers: and managing a draw, by both scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how they — and you — do with today’s Trojan questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 24th April, 1184BC, is the traditional date of the fall of Troy: after a war between the Trojans, and whom … ?
Q2) More to the point, Troy fell after a siege of how many years: ten, fifteen or twenty … ?
Q3) Troy’s enemies fooled the Trojans, and entered the city, hidden in a wooden what … ?
Q4) What was the name of the famous Greek poem about the Trojan War … ?
Q5) Who exactly wrote that poem … ?
Q6) That poet wrote a follow-up: about whose adventures on his way home from the Trojan War … ?
Q7) That Greek hero was also known as Ulysses: Ulysses was also the name of a novel by which Irish author … ?
Q8) The Trojan War was started when Prince Paris of Troy, eloped with which Greek queen … ?
Q9) What’s the name of William Shakespeare’s play about the Trojan War … ?
Q10) Finally, who played Achilles in the 2004 film, Troy … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd April is World Book Night: held (in part) to honour the death of William Shakespeare.   In which year … ?
A1) 1616.
Q2) William Shakespeare was born in, retired to, and died in, which Warwickshire town … ?
Q3) Shakespeare’s plays were published posthumously as the First … what … ?
Q4) Name either of Shakespeare’s lost plays …
Q5) Which of Shakespeare’s comedies was loosely adapted as 10 Things I Hate About You … ?
Q6) The central character of which of his plays, is Thane of Glamis, and Cawdor?
A6) MacBeth.
Q7) Shakespeare’s best known theatre was in Southwark, in South London.   What was it called … ?
A7) The Globe.
Q8) The Bard is known to have published two narrative poems, during his lifetime: in 1593 and 1594.   Name either.
Q9) The theatrical company Shakespeare belonged to was called The King’s Men: once James 1st ascended the throne of England.   What had their name been, when Elizabeth 1st was on the throne?
Q10) Finally … Shakespeare has a memorial in Poet’s Corner: in which London church is Poet’s Corner … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“No, this customary aim of research by excavators is completely foreign to the historical work with which I am occupied... my sole and only aim is to be able to establish a historical fact, on which I disagree with some eminent historians and geographers.”
Heinrich Schliemann, on his efforts to find Troy.
Have a good day.

*        The ones shown in the bottom picture.

†        You DO know he really didn’t like guns, Debbi … ?   And managed to get a clause written into his Dangerman contract that said the character wasn’t to use one.   (The same went for kissing, too.   Oh, and Cathy, in Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darling … ?   Shared her name with his eldest daughter.   Sorry, I’m letting my geeky side, show … )

‡        I think you’re right, D: I think Trevor and Kaiju got SERIOUSLY distracted at the pub … !


Anonymous said...

Know the answers... bit of a hobby horse, but I won't ruin it for others.

As for the horse itself... well there's a theory that it may have just been an interpretation of a story involving a siege tower. It doesn't feature in the first book I won't name... but it does feature in the second book and is It is described in detail in book 2 of Virgil's "The Aeneid." (Much later Roman addition).

Your old mate Dan. (Britannia

Debbi said...

I know. That's one thing I liked about him!

1. Greeks
2. ten
3. horse
4. The Iliad
5. Homer
6. Odysseus
7. James Joyce
8. Helen
9. Troilus and Cressida
10. Brad Pitt

Also, I'm reading "Guards, Guards!" and enjoying it very much.